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Rockaway relief needs

Two disaster legal assistance trainings this Friday 11/9

08 November 2012

1. Disaster Assistance Training for attorney volunteers - Friday 11/9 10 AM-noon at New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Aves) RSVP to Mae Fang at mfang@nycbar.org

2. NYLAG Disaster Relief Legal Training webinar for attorney and non-attorney volunteers - Friday 11/9 11 AM-12:30 PM To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/663787870

3. LSNYC Sandy Recovery Hotline: (347) 592-2411 (10am to 3pm)

4. UJC Domestic Violence Project Intake and Hotline Number: (718) 875-9400.  They plan to come to local centers/shelters in the next few weeks. To volunteer: Jspector@urbanjustice.org.

5. HCR’s Office of Rent Administration online application to report conditions that require emergency repairs or that have forced residents to vacate their homes:http://www.nyshcr.org/Apps/DecreasedServices/ (please indicate FEMA or Hurricane Sandy in “Other Agency Issuing Vacate Order”)

 

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Disaster Assistance Training for Pro Bono Lawyers Assisting Individuals and Families

The City Bar Justice Center, Legal Services NYC, The Legal Aid Society, and the City Bar Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services will be co-sponsoring a training for attorneys interested in volunteering to provide legal assistance to New York City residents adversely affected by last week’s Tropical Storm Sandy.

The training will prepare volunteer lawyers to participate in disaster assistance clinics and other opportunities to provide legal counseling to affected communities. It will cover FEMA, Insurance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Food Stamps, Housing and Landlord & Tenant, Replacement of Documents, Hotline Resources and other issues. The training will be videotaped and available for viewing on ProBonoNet. CLE credit is not offered.

Friday, November 9, 2012 10:00am to 12:00 noon
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

To participate in the training, please RSVP ASAP to Mae Fang at mfang@nycbar.org.


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NYLAG presents a disaster relief legal training for pro bono attorneys and other volunteers

On Friday, November 9th, this 90-minute webinar will cover the basics of FEMA and other benefits.

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has mobilized a “Storm Response Unit” to provide disaster relief for storm victims who now face an array of urgent legal issues. In order to handle this huge volume we are turning to our pro bono partners for help. NYLAG will host a training for pro bono attorneys and other interested volunteers via a live webinar on Friday, November 9th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The 90-minute training will cover the basics of storm-related legal issues, including:

• An overview of FEMA and other disaster relief programs, including types of available assistance and how to apply • Housing issues, including landlord-tenant disputes, insurance claims and mortgage issues • Accessing new and continuation benefits, including food stamps, public assistance and unemployment benefits • Family law, consumer law and other general issues likely to be faced by storm victims We will also discuss how to volunteer with NYLAG's Storm Response Unit. Pro bono opportunities will include providing assistance alongside NYLAG staff at partner organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and Westchester, as well as onboard NYLAG's innovative Mobile Legal Help Center, which is traveling into the hardest hit areas.

To register for the webinar, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/663787870. Once you complete and submit the registration form, you will receive a confirmation that includes details on how to access the training. Materials will also be made available online in advance.

CLE information: NYLAG is not offering CLE credit for the training, but New York attorneys may receive CLE credit from NYLAG for their time spent volunteering (1 credit for every 2 hours of service, up to 10 credits per biennial cycle).

For more information about our program and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.nylag.org/stormhelp. Thank you for your ongoing support during this challenging time. Together, we will assist those in need and rebuild our community.

Sincerely, Yisroel Schulman Alison Sclater
President & Attorney-in-Charge Director of Pro Bono (asclater@nylag.org)

Our temporary mailing address is: New York Legal Assistance Group c/o UJA-Federation of New York 130 E 59th Street, Room 452 New York, New York 10021

 

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Legal Services NYC Sandy Recovery Resources

In the past week, LSNYC staff and volunteers have contributed hundreds of hours providing humanitarian and legal help to those in the hardest-hit areas of the City. Our advocates will continue to work in communities around the City to help people access benefits, obtain safe affordable housing and handle other legal issues to help families and our communities recover. Some of the areas in which we can offer assistance are:

- FEMA Applications Advocates can assist individuals with FEMA applications and challenge improper denials when necessary.
- Emergency Benefits We are assisting people in completing Emergency Food Stamp applications and disaster-related Unemployment Insurance applications, and accessing other emergency benefits.
- Employment We can help workers who have lost wages because of storm-related problems access emergency unemployment benefits.
- Housing We are preventing wrongful evictions, advising tenants about rent abatements, obtaining repairs and helping tenants to move/obtain transfers to alternate housing.
- Foreclosure Prevention We are working with homeowners to navigate insurance claims, apply for assistance with home repairs, and negotiate with lenders to prevent foreclosures.
- Economic Recovery We are helping small businesses in locating pro bono resources to address both their immediate and ongoing needs.
- Other Civil Legal Services Many New Yorkers will encounter many other civil legal needs as they continue to recover from the storm. Our advocates and pro-bono partners are available to help on a range of other issues.

If you are in need of assistance, please call our Citywide Sandy Recovery Hotline at (347) 592-2411. The hotline will be staffed from 10am to 3pm beginning Tuesday, November 6th. Please feel free to circulate the attached flier to affected communities.

 

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HCR Office locations (generally unhelpful but FYI): 

Bronx Borough Rent Office, 2400 Halsey Street, 1st Floor, Bronx, New York 10461

Brooklyn Borough Rent Office, 55 Hanson Place, Room 702, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Queens Rent Office, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, NY 11433 

Upper Manhattan Borough Rent Office, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg., 163

West 125th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10027

Westchester County Rent Office, 75 South Broadway, 3rd Floor, White Plains, New York 10601

 

Rockaway Relief Needs 7 November, 6am

06 November 2012

Please check our up-to-date list of relief needs and places accepting materials.

 

Places to Bring Prepared Food & Hot Drinks (Indoors & Able to Serve in the Storm!)

International School 53, 1045 Nameoke St.

St. Mary’s, 1920 New Haven Avenue

St Gertrude's, Beach Channel Drive & Beach 38 (no longer accepting donations due to evacuation)

Ocean Village Community Room, Beach 57th and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

‎8000 Shorefront Parkway, at Beach 81st Street - food at 8 am, noon and 3PM. 

Veggie Island, Beach 96th Street & Rockaway Blvd.

Places to Bring Supplies

International School 53, 1045 Nameoke St
- PRIORITY, new site. Opens at 11am.
- NEED FLASHLIGHTS & BLANKETS

Rockaway Beach Surf Club (302 Beach 87th St) - UNTIL NOON ONLY!!!

St Gertrude's, Beach Channel Drive & Beach 38 (no longer accepting donations due to evacuation)

St. Mary’s, 1920 New Haven Avenue - 10-4pm

Veggie Island, 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Supplies to Bring

  • blankets
  • anything warm & waterproof
  • boots for men & women
  • clean undies

tools:

  • umbrellas
  • batteries
  • flashlights (especially LEDs!)
  • printed list of shelters
  • printed FEMA info
  • oil for generators
  • A 3-phase generator so set up a warming center in Far Rockaway
  • gas for generators in 1-4 gallon containers (especially needed at St. Mary’s, 1920 New Haven Avenue)
  • generators
  • goggles
  • masks (N95 Particulate Filtering Faceplate Respirator is best for this cleanup and is affordable)
  • crow bars
  • wrecking bars

hygiene:

  • diapers
  • sanitary napkins
  • laundry detergent
  • toilet paper
  • spray bleach
  • big sponges
  • clorox wipes
  • deodorant
  • paper towels
  • toothbrushes & paste

food:

  • juice
  • baby milk
  • baby bottles
  • Ensure
  • Canned food & non-perishables

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If you can get to Rockaway, there is a kitchen that needs your help cooking at 121 Beach 92 this morning. They are preparing food and delivering it to folks who are home-bound. Contact RockawayRescueAlliance@gmail.com to plug in.

Rockaway Relief Needs 6 November, noon

06 November 2012

Please check our up-to-date list of relief needs and places accepting materials.

 

Rockaway Needs for noon, November 6

[Note: needs mentioned in previous posts are in italics, but are still needed]

Daytown Towers (800 Shorefront Parkway)

  • People are needed ASAP!
  • bring pens & paper, ask for John Foley

World Harvest Delivery Center (1521 central ave)

food:

  • hot and cold food!

Rockaway Rescue Alliance [59th St and Beach Channel Across from the Marina (at the Post Office)]

tools:

  • gas

Rockaway Surf Club (3-02 Beach 87th St)

clothing:

  • blankets
  • boots for men & women
  • clean undies
  • no other clothes

tools:

hygiene:

  • laundry detergent
  • toilet paper
  • spray bleach
  • big sponges
  • clorox wipes
  • deodorant
  • paper towels
  • toothbrushes & paste

food:

  • juice

St Gertrude's (Beach Channel Drive & Beach 38)

  • People are really needed at this location ASAP!

clothing:

  • socks
  • blankets
  • rubber boots
  • baby coats
  • no other clothes

tools:

  • gas (but no cans)
  • batteries
  • flashlights
  • shopping bags
  • candles
  • extension cords for generators

hygiene:

  • diapers
  • sanitary napkins
  • toiletries

food:

  • baby milk 
  • baby bottles

Full Gospel Tabernacle, 361 Beach 42nd Street

  • blankets
  • diapers
  • water/juice
  • batteries
  • toilet paper
  • feminine products
  • cleaning supplies
  • prepared food

Distribution notes:

  • NO NEED FOR HOT FOOD AT BEACH 19TH! 700 meals on their way (daily?).
  • The following buildings where we would like to get food set up on a regular basis through the coming months:

102 Shorefront Parkway
353 Beach 59th Street
7600 Shore Front Parkway
8000 Shorefront Parkway
8600 Shorefront Parkway

  • If you are interested in distributing food, please check in with: rockaways-food-relief@googlegroups.com to best organize preperation and distribution efforts based on where the needs are. 

Rockaway Relief Needs 6 November, 6am

05 November 2012

Please check our up-to-date list of relief needs and places accepting materials.

 

Rockaway Needs for 6am, November 6


Rockaway Surf Club (3-02 Beach 87th St)

clothing:

  • blankets
  • boots for men & women
  • clean undies
  • no other clothes

tools:

hygiene:

  • laundry detergent
  • toilet paper
  • spray bleach
  • big sponges
  • clorox wipes
  • deodorant
  • paper towels
  • toothbrushes & paste

food:

  • juice

 

St Gertrude's (Beach Channel Drive & Beach 38)

clothing:

  • socks
  • blankets
  • rubber boots
  • baby coats
  • no other clothes

tools:

  • batteries
  • flashlights
  • shopping bags
  • candles
  • extension cords for generators

hygiene:

  • diapers
  • sanitary napkins
  • toiletries

food:

  • baby milk 
  • baby bottles

Full Gospel Tabernacle, 361 Beach 42nd Street

  • Blankets
  • diapers
  • water/juice
  • batteries
  • toilet paper
  • feminine products
  • cleaning supplies
  • prepared food

Distribution notes:

  • NO NEED FOR HOT FOOD AT BEACH 19TH! 700 meals on their way (daily?).
  • The following buildings where we would like to get food set up on a regular basis through the coming months:

102 Shorefront Parkway
353 Beach 59th Street
7600 Shore Front Parkway
8000 Shorefront Parkway
8600 Shorefront Parkway

These buildings spread along the beach front and have many people who need assistance. The ideal would be to set up for hot food twice a day. 9:30am and before it gets dark at about 3pm. If it can be set up on a regular basis I can have management and staff notify the residents. There are areas in each of the buildings where food can be served. Contact: John D Foley (www.facebook.com/john.d.foley), building manager.